Conor Larkin

When we met,
I truly believed, just for a moment,
at least,
that we could be.

Never before had I met you before,
but by your introduction alone,
I could imagine a brief forever,
something more.

Introducing yourself
with the my book on the table
was the easiest way to shove yourself
into my mind.

Named after the lead, and proudly
first-edition from
nineteen seventy-five.

But so decreed my fate,
my luck as destined by destiny itself,
I met you when I met everyone else –
for it’s only at the end of things
that I fall so easily.